Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sunday Reading - Melting Fast
We got somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 inches of snow last night. Not really enough to justify getting out the 8N with the blade but you know I did it anyway :)
I have had that blade on her ready for snow all Winter and I was going to use it by golly even if I only had half a reason too.
Actually we got at least one snow plow down the road this morning and he did bury our driveway a bit which is one thing even with snowfall less than a foot that makes the tractor and blade combo worth it. I can blade off all that excess they throw over the driveway with no need to shovel it out by hand. If they really pissed me off and I didn't care about the neighbors I could push it back out into the road but that wouldn't be fair so I push it off into my yard.
When I went out to feed the critters the snow was almost too beautiful to mess up by walking through it. The dog had come inside and slept on the couch all night which meant the bunny rabbits had a Winter wonderland to play in. Several of the ewes were so happy about the snow they slept outside and were completely covered with snow when I went out. We only have one sheep that doesn't appreciate snow and rain and that's the Blue Faced Ram. He has that curly wool and a part down the middle and gets colder more easily than the others so he stays inside.
The weather guys keep saying the temps are in the high 20's but my thermometer is saying closer to 40 and the snow is already melting fast. There are still a few flakes falling occasionally but all the cleared areas remain snow free after being cleaned off. My guess is most of it will be gone by tomorrow anyway.
The sun is even trying to peak through the clouds occasionally this morning.
My guess is the next few days are going to be a wet, muddy, sloppy, mess out there around the barn though. Suppose to be colder again on Tuesday and Wednesday but after that the long range forecast is showing upper 40's and 50's once again. More back to normal temps.
I just hope this is the last real grasp of Winter and I can start getting some work done once again.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!